1. bens777's Avatar
    I've only had my Huawei Ascend W1 phone for about a week and I only have 469MB free space left as it only came with about 1.7GB useable space. How much space can I use up before I have to start deleting apps and such? I frequently use 'Storage Cleaner' which usually brings me back a 100MB or so depending on how many things I have used.

    Sadly my 32GB micro-SD is underutilized as I can only save music, videos and pictures to it which I don't have many of so I have 30GB free on that. If only I could save apps to SD ;( I wish I could see exactly which apps were taking up the most space but there is no detailed view of this as far as I can see on WP8.

    Cheers for your advice!
    08-07-2013 06:36 AM
  2. Rob van Uden's Avatar
    Have you checked in Settings > Storage check > Details > Apps > Details?
    I'm not sure if this is Nokia only, but that's where I can see exactly per app how many storage it uses.
    08-07-2013 06:52 AM
  3. wpnokia920's Avatar
    Should have got a Lumia 520, at least that had around 5gb usable.
    08-07-2013 06:52 AM
  4. bens777's Avatar
    Rob that is Nokia only unfortunately as far as I am aware, I made another thread asking if there was an equivalent. Windows Phone 8 should come with basic info like that anyway, I was very surprised it didn't. I was choosing between the Lumia 520 and the Huawei, I went with the Huawei because of the superior battery life and the front facing camera which I wanted, if the 520 had those I would have gone with it for sure.

    I can cope with the lack of space, I'm just wondering if anyone knows when the OS starts to struggle due to lack of storage space? Can it go as long as <100?
    08-07-2013 06:58 AM
  5. joe_easton's Avatar
    I find that my 8X starts acting funny when I am under 500 MB. I normally try to keep close to 1GB if possible.
    08-07-2013 07:02 AM
  6. bens777's Avatar
    Hmm, I'm thinking this phone won't last me too long then! It was only £100 so not the end of the world if I get a new one after 6 months or sooner. MS need to find a way to get all the 'Other' stuff on to an SD card.

    Huawei are actually working on a 'Storage check' equivalent by the way I just found out, so that will hopefully help me. Huawei also working on a clear-memory application for Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central
    08-07-2013 07:11 AM

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